CRIMINAL LIBRARY, 2017

Photograph: Etienne Frossard.

Adolph Loos’ book Ornament and Crime and books inspired by Loos’ work, arranged chronologically on ornamental shelves.

Criminal Library, Ellen Harvey, 2017. Adolf Loos, Ornament and Crime (1929), trans. Adolf Opel. Riverside, California: Ariadne Press, 1998, 5.5 x 8.5 in (14 x 22 cm); Juan José Lahuerta, On Loos, Ornament & Crime, Barcelona: Tenov Books, 2010, 6.25 x 8.25 in (16 x 21 cm); Crime and Ornament, ed. Bernie Miller & Melony Ward, Toronto: XYX Books, 2002, 4.75 x 8.5 (12 x 22 cm); Matt Gibberd & Albert Hill., Ornament is Crime, London: Phaidon, 2017, 10 x 11.5 in (25 x 30 cm). Riverside, California: Ariadne Press, 1998, various ornamental shelves.

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